Lake Reflections: Week 4


Clay Tablets. Photo by Amy Bruch by Amy Bruch It's heartening, at this particular time in our country, to receive the gift of sitting quietly on a white rock beside a still lake watching the sun set, hearing only the natural sounds of twilight fading into evening among many tall trees. My invitation to serve as artist-in-residence for a week at Silver Lake found me in that place beside Silver Birch Lodge this summer. Winding down the hill from the main camp, the Lodge is a building with ...

Lake Reflections: Week 2


Artist-in-residence Josh Sander shares some thoughts on the Sanctuary he finds at Silver Lake.

Josh Sander

Lake Reflections Week 1: Morning Mist


Have you ever witnessed millions of tiny water particles evaporate to form one body, a cloud? If you've ever been down to morning dip at Silver Lake on a cool summer morning, you might be able to say you have.

Hayley Richards

Guest Post: Environmental Justice for All


Silver Lake hosted the third Environmental Justice for All! training retreat for youth of color May 20-22, 2016. One of the counselors, longtime Silver Laker Jarell Lindsey, posted his reflections on the weekend on his blog. He has given us permission to share some here with you. Please click over to his site to read the whole post! Thank you, Jarell! Environmental Justice for All By Jarell LindseySilver Lake Conference Center is the place where a waterfall taught me how to breathe. But I’ll ...

Looking Forward: A Word From the Director


I am so excited to be with you at Silver Lake! Silver Lake, as you know, is an incredibly special place, and I am blessed to be a part of it.   Outdoor Ministry has had a huge impact in my life: It shaped who I am today, influenced my call to ministry, and brought to life my relationship with God. I come to Silver Lake with a passion for church camp and experience from camps from Washington state to Vermont. With the summer just around the corner, I cannot wait to dive into camp and work with ...

Clergy feel cared for at Clergy Camp


I have just returned from the Connecticut Conference's third offering of Clergy Camp. It was a great experience of gathering with colleagues not only from Connecticut but also, for the first time, from the Massachusetts Conference.

Kent Siladi

Maple Sugaring 2016


An unusually warm winter meant the sap was flowing this year!

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